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Golgi body

noun, Cell Biology
an organelle, consisting of layers of flattened sacs, that takes up and processes secretory and synthetic products from the endoplasmic reticulum and then either releases the finished products into various parts of the cell cytoplasm or secretes them to the outside of the cell.
Also called Golgi apparatus, Golgi complex.
Origin of Golgi body
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for golgi-body

Golgi body

a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport
Word Origin
C20: named after C. Golgi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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